Bay Shore is a remarkable hamlet in the Town of Islip, in Suffolk County, on the south shore of central Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, Bay Shore had a population of 26,337. Bay Shore has a total area of 5.5 squares miles. Bay Shore is about 42 miles from Manhattan. In 2008, Bay Shore residents celebrated the 300th anniversary of the purchase of the land by John Mowbray for a handful of eel spears, from the Secatogue Native Americans. Bay Shore is bordered by Southern State Parkway on the north, the village of Brightwaters to the west, Great South Bay to the south, and the town of Islip to the east. Sunrise Highway ( NY-27) bisects the hamlet east to west.
In the late 19th century, Bay Shore became known for its shopping districts and resorts. Wealthy New Yorkers looking to escape the bustle of the city descended on the white sand beaches of the Great South Bay and the fishing villages of Fire Island. The newly built Long Island Rail Road enabled visitors to travel from New York to Bay Shore effortlessly. Today, most of the students in Bay Shore attend the Bay Shore Union Free School District. There has been an ongoing redevelopment of Bay Shore since the 1980’s. Condominiums have been built replacing dilapidated structures. What was once a theater and opera house are now home to the local YMCA. Main Street revitalization is ongoing and the area is regaining popularity. New businesses have been established and are thriving. The Bay Shore Beautification Society has transformed an empty lot on Main Street into a beautiful meditation garden. Sections of Bay Shore retain the charm of a former era with their older mansions and impressive estates.
Bay shore has been the beloved hometown of families for generations. Condominiums, townhomes, single family homes and lots on which to build your custom home are all properties currently available in the Bay Shore real estate market. The average listing price for a condo in Bay Shore is around $469,500 but prices can go as high as $1,299,000. A single family home in Bay Shore typically lists for an average listing price of $363,750, but prices could go as high as $860,000. Lots in Bay Shore list for an average price of about $179,350 but can reach prices approaching $1,299,000 depending on the size of the property and its proximity to water.
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